The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today (Thursday) today held its annual installation luncheon in Beverly Hills and presented $1.2m in financial grants to 28 film schools and non-profit organizations.
Among the celebrities participating in the presentations were Jamie Foxx, Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Brolin, Sam Elliott, Peter Falk, Christine Lahti and Forest Whitaker.
The association of international journalists based in Los Angeles, which presents the Golden Globe Awards every January, has now given grants of $7.7m in the last 13 years.
Chief recipients this year were Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, which received $0.35m for restoration of specific films, and The Sundance Institute, which received $0.1m for support of international film-makers’ participation in the screenwriting and director’s labs.
Other grants went to recipients in various categories - higher education, pre-professional training and education, professional training and mentoring and promotional cultural exchange through film.
The HFPA this week announced a $10,000 donation from the president’s discretionary fund to the Ingmar Bergman Archive to convert the late film-maker’s journals and archival documents into digital format.